Our Unitarian Universalist 7th Principle reads, “RESPECT FOR THE INTERDEPENDENT WEB OF ALL EXISTENCE OF WHICH WE ARE A PART” One of the features of the Pagan Tradition is the recognition of Nature working in a cycle as a sacred Balance between Creation and Destruction. … read more.
Joan DeArtemis is a frequent guest speaker at UUCR. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in Religion & Society, a Masters of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology, earned four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at the Yuma Regional Medical Center, and is a Candidate for Ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association. When not practicing or teaching Spiritual Care, Joan is spending time with her partner of 25 years, Cathy, her Welsh Cardigan Corgi, Rory, and her eccentric black cat, Sparrow. Alternatively, she is playing World of Warcraft. Joan makes her living as a chaplain, community minister, teacher, writer, and all-around computer geek. Joan is available for spiritual care, weddings, funerals, baby blessings, and for technical support.
It is easy to feel like the sandcastle that took hours to build has been kicked down in minutes by the Beach’s Meanest Bully. But, as Nietzsche informed us, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Call us “snowflakes” but know that only … read more.
The month of March is the windiest month of the year, and the old saying goes “In like a Lion and out like a Lamb.” Wind is not the same as a gentle breeze. It is powerful, sometimes even destructive force, which is visible only … read more.